Emmys add two more nonfiction categories, rename reality TV categories.

Emmys add two more nonfiction categories, rename reality TV categories.
Reality TV shows will still compete for Emmy awards in one of two categories, but those categories have been renamed: Nonfiction program (alternative/unscripted), formerly known as nonfiction program (special class) will be for shows without game elements, while Reality/competition programs, formerly nonfiction programming (special class), will include those shows with game or prize elements. Additionally, traditional nonfiction shows such as documentaries have their own categories: nonfiction series (traditional) and nonfiction special (traditional). Finally, two new categories have been added for writers and directors of nonfiction programs.

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Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

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about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.